Heirlooms – Inherited Estates Aren’t Always Good, but can be Wonderful

Son of God, Son of Man

Son of God, Son of Man (Photo credit: pmarkham)

I was sidetracked from my “heirloom” blog this week. On Tuesday, I went to the ER with chest pains and by the end of the day had a heart cath performed and a stent put in. The Lord had put me in the right place at the right time – 2 blocks from the hospital – and has been with me, and sent me home yesterday. So grateful for His care!

I did have some time to think about the blog, though – As others have written, an heirloom is “A valued possession passed down in a family through succeeding generations. Or, an article of personal property included in an inherited estate.”

My father died from a heart attack when he was 63 (I’m 60), so some of my problem most likely was passed down through generations. It certainly isn’t a “valued possession”, and not technically property, but you can say it was included in an “inherited estate”.

I have another ancestor who gave me an inherited estate – Adam. His sin has passed down through all human generations. I was born a sinner, and am still a sinner.

But, praise God, I’m a sinner saved by grace – because my inherited estate (heirloom) is now as a child of God.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” Romans 8:14-17 NKJV

Please check out the other “heirloom” blogs from the ChristianWriters.com blog chain, on the appropriate dates in the list on the right.

30 thoughts on “Heirlooms – Inherited Estates Aren’t Always Good, but can be Wonderful

  1. Thanks be that you were in the right place at the right time! Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    I guess in this life we’ll never “recover” from our inherited “estate” except through the blood of Christ. While we’re looking forward to that complete recovery one day when faith has become sight, for right now most of us are happy to be on this side of eternity — and happy you are, too. 🙂

  2. So glad you’re okay! And you’re such a trooper for even getting this great post done in the midst of it all. Praying that God heal you completely, in Jesus’ name, for by the Lord’s stripes, you are healed. So it is written, so I believe it shall be done.

  3. Wow, I am so glad you are on the mend! And I have to say I’m pretty impressed with the fact you *still* had this blog chain in mind through it all.

    I liked how you tied in the fact that the heirlooms we get from our family aren’t necessarily ones we would have chosen for ourselves. It sure made me ponder!

  4. Liked how you tied together your two inheritances. From Adam’s fall we have our failing bodies, but from our inheritance as being children of God we will one day have our perfect ones.

  5. God is so good! Thanking Him for healing you and making your heart even stronger. You have got lots of stories to still tell for Him….. 🙂

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